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Posted: 7/16/2010 6:19:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 1:48:38 PM EDT by EdwardAvila]
Link Posted: 7/16/2010 7:09:31 PM EDT
Cool, I'll be looking forward to it.

It's amazing how much ARFCOM has grown in the short time I've been here.

Keep up the good work!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 7:51:50 AM EDT
Our first issue is going out to our top 100,000 active site members


I hope I make the cut! Any chance to ensure I get it? I certainly don't think I'm one of the more active posters on this site.

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 9:43:11 AM EDT
Yeah, whose on the list?

I can't imagine I'm in the top 100k.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 11:00:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:08:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:20:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 1:21:34 PM EDT by fightinblu51]
Originally Posted By EdwardAvila:
With the first AR15.com Newsletter about to go out, we wanted to create a dedicated forum for the discussion of content, ideas, or feedback.

As AR15.com grows, it becomes more and more difficult to keep current with everything that's going on, and the second half of 2010 is shaping up to be our most exciting 6 months ever. We don't want anyone to miss out, and we look forward to your input to make the newsletter useful and successful. We look for everyone's input about what you'd like to see included in it.

The newsletter is meant to keep those who may not be regular visitors updated with what's going on, as well as a chance for us to offer you special promotions, event news, and anything else that's going on. Our first issue is going out to our top 100,000 active site members, but we will be expanding the list in the future so that even non-AR15.com members can subscribe.




I like the newsletter (just hit my inbox, literally) but I have one major piece of advice. Can you darken up the text on the next one? The white background of the newsletter kinda washed out the gray test. But, other than that, it's pretty nifty.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:36:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 1:47:29 PM EDT by EdwardAvila]
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:37:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fightinblu51:
Originally Posted By EdwardAvila:
With the first AR15.com Newsletter about to go out, we wanted to create a dedicated forum for the discussion of content, ideas, or feedback.

As AR15.com grows, it becomes more and more difficult to keep current with everything that's going on, and the second half of 2010 is shaping up to be our most exciting 6 months ever. We don't want anyone to miss out, and we look forward to your input to make the newsletter useful and successful. We look for everyone's input about what you'd like to see included in it.

The newsletter is meant to keep those who may not be regular visitors updated with what's going on, as well as a chance for us to offer you special promotions, event news, and anything else that's going on. Our first issue is going out to our top 100,000 active site members, but we will be expanding the list in the future so that even non-AR15.com members can subscribe.




I like the newsletter (just hit my inbox, literally) but I have one major piece of advice. Can you darken up the text on the next one? The white background of the newsletter kinda washed out the gray test. But, other than that, it's pretty nifty.


The gray text was my only issue with it. Other than that, it looks great guys!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:37:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:38:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EdwardAvila:

Originally Posted By fightinblu51:
I like the newsletter (just hit my inbox, literally) but I have one major piece of advice. Can you darken up the text on the next one? The white background of the newsletter kinda washed out the gray test. But, other than that, it's pretty nifty.

If you think designing for various browsers is bad, mail clients are 1000x worse! Each one is very selective about what and how they display html and especially css, forcing us to dumb things down for those. This is what the newsletter is SUPPOSED to look like: (no white bg)

http://content.screencast.com/users/EAvila/folders/Jing/media/04d2d1a6-7c23-415f-9c2e-7c892c403dbb/00000008.png


Well, that looks a lot better.

I use gmail, btw, if that helps any.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:40:34 PM EDT
I saw this in my inbox and was like "cool!" Lowers look sharp!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:42:59 PM EDT
I got mine
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:44:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:48:06 PM EDT
Got mine and all I have to say is this site and what it has to offer just keeps getting better and better, when my membership expires I will renew it for many, many years to come
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:04:16 PM EDT
Got mine.

Thanks for the special offer on the AR15.COM stripped receivers! I got mine ordered now
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:14:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Compass:
Originally Posted By EdwardAvila:

Originally Posted By fightinblu51:
I like the newsletter (just hit my inbox, literally) but I have one major piece of advice. Can you darken up the text on the next one? The white background of the newsletter kinda washed out the gray test. But, other than that, it's pretty nifty.

If you think designing for various browsers is bad, mail clients are 1000x worse! Each one is very selective about what and how they display html and especially css, forcing us to dumb things down for those. This is what the newsletter is SUPPOSED to look like: (no white bg)

http://content.screencast.com/users/EAvila/folders/Jing/media/04d2d1a6-7c23-415f-9c2e-7c892c403dbb/00000008.png


Well, that looks a lot better.

I use gmail, btw, if that helps any.


I also use Gmail and it came through with the white background. Difficult to read, but the newsletter was great otherwise.

You might consider putting the link to the "online" newsletter in the email somewhere for those of us with these issues. Just a thought.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:32:16 PM EDT
Newsletter is a great idea. I got my first one, and have the same comment about the lettering being difficult to read.

FYI: I'm using Mozilla Firefox 3.5.10 and Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106... Both exhibit the same problem.

Look forward to your next issue!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:40:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:50:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 2:51:20 PM EDT by mic214]
I got mine this morning.....the text was also washed out with the white background. I have a comcast email account and I am running firefox if that makes a difference.....

ETA:

Great job BTW....I loved the newsletter... !!!!!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:24:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 3:30:44 PM EDT by fightinblu51]
Originally Posted By GoatBoy:
The newsletter goes out in HTML format and the background should be a dark gray (matches the site). It's a very basic html format to work across the majority of mail clients.

If you let me know the mail client and version, I can try to replicate the problem and see what the issue is. If you want to check your settings to see if you have a default background color which is overwriting the one the newsletter tries to set, that would help too.




I just run firefox 3.6.6, but use gmail with no pop3 client. Does that help? And yes, HTML view is enabled.


ETA: Looks like I'm not the only one experiencing the same problem and I see that you've added some different functionality to address it. THAT, is why I am a member here, plus all the good content, good service

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:32:38 PM EDT
Just got it- Thanks.
No problem with font or typsets once I found my glasses!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:11:42 PM EDT
Newsletter looks great

Background was fine for me, using Thunderbird as my Gmail pop3 client.

When viewing in Gmail, I get the white background.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:28:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 6:30:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 6:30:30 PM EDT by Gone_Shootin]
I'm using Firefox to view it on my Yahoo email page & got the white background with gray text. It's no big deal for me though, since I usually highlight as I read so I don't read the same line over & over.

So I have to say it looks good.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 7:15:57 PM EDT
Nice news, got it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:26:58 AM EDT
I was disappointed. It had no gossip, such as who was banned, who "Foed", and links to the good BOTD pics.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 6:18:56 AM EDT
Thanks for the newsletter. I used the Midway code almost immediately upon receipt. Hopefully they can associate it with purchases from members here and give you a cut
Link Posted: 8/21/2010 6:41:15 PM EDT
I can't open any of the links in this months letter, I keep getting phishing alert
Link Posted: 8/21/2010 6:55:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2010 7:11:55 PM EDT by elvia]
I didn't get mine yet this month

Opps, it was in spam
Link Posted: 8/21/2010 7:59:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2010 9:11:34 PM EDT
I received the newsletter. I liked it. Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/22/2010 8:29:09 AM EDT
I got it, I like it. Thanks!

One piece of advice, if you're using such dark backgrounds, experiment with different colors for hyperlinks. The blue is near impossible to read and I have really good vision. I had to highlight it with my mouse to be able to read what it said.


But thanks for the newsletter, I think its a great addition!

(I liked it last month too, I just forgot to give any feedback!)
Link Posted: 8/22/2010 9:53:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2010 9:54:55 AM EDT by EdwardAvila]
Link Posted: 8/22/2010 2:20:37 PM EDT
Excellent article by Chris Fry this time. I like the idea of having a training related article in the newsletter. Most of us focus too much on the gear and not enough on the practice, articles like that one are great because they remind a guy to analyze his own personal situation at home and prepare accordingly.

Keep up the good work guys.
Link Posted: 8/22/2010 2:46:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EdwardAvila:

Our first issue is going out to our top 100,000 active site members,

I'd like to see something like the numbers on some of those. Time spent on board and such. Is that possible? For instance, me.
Link Posted: 8/22/2010 6:13:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2010 6:26:02 PM EDT by EdwardAvila]
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 12:39:00 AM EDT
I had to turn off my antiphishing filters but I got it to open.
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 12:02:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2010 12:03:05 PM EDT by glockguy2102]
You guys are awesome!!!!

I won a rifle case in the giveaway!!!

Thanks again!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2010 6:14:53 PM EDT
Where is the Sept. issue??
Link Posted: 9/24/2010 9:34:06 AM EDT
In the newsletter there is mention of an AR15 cleaning tutorial video, but there is no link to click on to view it. Anyone else experience this or is it a limitation on my iPad browser?
Link Posted: 9/24/2010 12:43:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 7:15:31 PM EDT
still haven't received my copy yet
Link Posted: 11/19/2010 1:39:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2010 2:34:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EdwardAvila:
November Newsletter is on its way out- Fridays are usually slow mail delivery days, so it may be a few hours before you see yours...


lookin forward to it!

Had a question though: I had received it previously but then I saw the sign up box on the arfcom home screen so I filled that out. If I was previously getting it, by filling out the box it didn't unsubscribe me, right? Just wanted to be sure
Link Posted: 11/19/2010 3:37:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/21/2010 7:48:59 PM EDT
The newsletter was great. I really liked the article on knife carry. Very well done.
BTW, Newsletter is slick. I like the specials etc on one side and the info on the other side. Overall look is very sharp.
Link Posted: 11/30/2010 10:53:03 PM EDT
newsletter is great! finally some email i look forward to every month!
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